Getting Started

Your future is about the steps you take right now. Success is a ladder. Take the first step … then another … and another … and you can reach everything you set your sights on.

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Step into your future

Take the first step and grab hold of your future. It starts with a single step. TCC has resources to help you do it.

Welcome to Tacoma Community College!

We know you have dreams and goals for your future, and we're excited that you've chosen to take the next step with us.

In return, we promise an outstanding education and relevant training; every day, we'll bring you a little closer to real opportunities to achieve your goals.

The first step is the easiest!

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Important Dates

Which Quarter
Will You Start?
TCC Application DeadlineFinancial Aid
Application Deadline
Quarter Begins
Spring 2014by February 2014by January 30, 2014March 31, 2014
Summer 2014by March 2014by April 10, 2014June 23, 2014
Fall 2014by March/April 2014by May 8, 2014September 22, 2014
Winter 2015by November 2014October 2, 2014January 5, 2015
Spring 2015by February 2015by late January, 2015March 30, 2015

We're Here to Help!

At TCC, our people are your best resources... Just take us up on it!
For more information and answers about application, placement testing,
tuition, or guidance, please get in touch with us!

Outreach & Recruitment: Your first contact
Location: Bldg. 7, Room 225 (upstairs in library)
Contact: 253.566.6042 or email
Hours of Operation:
Summer Quarter Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
School Year Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enrollment Services Office: Where you handle the paperwork
Location: Bldg. 7
Contact: 253.566.5325 or email
Hours of Operation:
Summer Quarter Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
School Year Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Counseling & Advising Center: Once you're a student
Location: Bldg. 7
Contact: 253.566.6091 or 253.566.5122 or email
Hours of Operation:

Summer Quarter Advising Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
School Year Advising Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Daily Drop-In Advising Hours:
9-10:30 a.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.

Cashier's Office: Paying for college
Location: Bldg. 14
Contact: 253.566.5011
Hours of Operation:
Summer Quarter Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
School Year Hours: Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Campus closed Fridays during Summer Quarter

Team Titan member Kaala Bronston helps students get off to a good start.

"TCC is a really close-knit family school, so if you've been out of school for a few years and need to come back to obtain some classes for your job or you want to further your education,
I would suggest TCC."

-- Kaala Bronston, TCC student
and Team Titan member